Jacques Cousteau: The Ocean World Hardcover – Sep 15 1985
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This book, however, brings together all those 20 volumes into a single book with all the information and photographs completely updated. I well remember where I first saw the book and immediately snapped it up. It was in the airport concourse at Reykjavik when I was in between flights from London to Halifax, Nova Scotia. It was the last copy they had and, at the price I paid, I thought I was going to be arrested by the Icelandic Police for theft!
Over a period of time - and in between other books, I have actually read this huge tome. And it is huge. Measuring 34 x 26cm (13¼ x 10 in), it contains 435 pages of information about every aspect of the Ocean World. If you want to know what made Jacques Cousteau an international name, if you want to know what it is your parents keep going on about whenever they say "I remember when Jacques Cousteau first came on the television and we saw.....", If you want to know what made the late, great Jacques Yves Cousteau Tick - then this is the only book you will even need to buy.
Amazing photographs, incredible information and, as I say, 435 pages on just about every aspect of the Ocean World. For most people, a book of this calibre would be their life's work, but of course, Cousteau moved on to other projects.
5 Stars are not enough for this outstanding work.
Now, to the book: Ocean World is an appropriate name for this book. This planet should have been called Sea instead of Earth, since the majority of the planet is ocean. Jacques Cousteau describes this world in an engrossing, almost poetic fashion. The color photographs are wonderful. You will learn much about the endlessly fascinating realm of the sea.
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This book is incredible.. there is so much information to learn from it, and it's worth every word. Accompanied by fantastic photography, it's something for absolutely everyonePublished on May 19 2001 by me
i think the book was great. it helped me alot with my report and taught me alot about the life of CousteauPublished on April 9 1999
Beautiful book that is both informative visually and verbally. The lush full color pictures are matched only by Cousteau's elloquent descriptions.Published on Oct. 3 1998
Beautiful book that is both informative visually and verbally. The lush full color pictures are matched only by the Cousteau's elloquent descriptions.Published on Oct. 3 1998
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